As cited by Seefeldt and Wasik (n.d.b), psychologist Jean Piaget proposed that a child’s cognitive ability develops in four specific stages; the sensorimotor stage, the preoperational stage, the concrete operational stage, and the formal operations stage. According to these stages, children falling between the ages of 2 through 7 are categorized in the preoperational stage. Pre-operational thinkers tend to rely merely on the concrete appearance of objects instead of ideas and they only see things from their own point of view (Seefeldt &Wasik (n.d.b)). This is also referred to as egocentris...
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